Originally written on Crossover Chronicles  |  Last updated 11/19/14
Oklahoma City Thunder (2-2) vs. Chicago Bulls (3-1) 8 p.m./TNT The Thunder and the Bulls remain two of the top teams in the league despite the changes to the roster that happened to both rosters. The Thunder are still adjusting to life without James Harden and Kevin Martin appears to be settling in. The Bulls are settled in because they are a veteran team and they have found a way to replace and survive without Derrick Rose. In style, these two teams could not be much more different either. Oklahoma City wants to get out on the break and push the tempo. The Bulls can grind out the game more with Carlos Boozer and Luol Deng capable of executing and winning on defense. This matchup of opposites always gets interesting. Especially when both teams play at such a high level. The Bulls and Thunder are already playing pretty well for this early part of the season. TNT could not ask for a better matchupto kick off this evening's festivities. Even without Derrick Rose, the Bulls are a solid team that works together and is committed to defense. That should bode well for them moving forward this year. Oklahoma City still has Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant and that makes for good TV too. There is not a better reason to tune in than to see two great teams playing against each other. Other Storylines to Watch -Kevin Martin is still integrating himself into the Thunder atmosphere. He recently arrived for an 11 a.m. practice early and found that Durant and Westbrook were already there working up a sweat. That is a great atmosphere to be playing in. Martin scored 28 points in a loss to Atlanta earlier this week and followed that up with 15 points in a win against Toronto. Yep, Martin is getting more comfortable. Look out, West. -No word yet if Scottie Pippen will be in Chicago to take this game in. He had a pretty big honor Tuesday, participating in the President's traditional Election Day pickup game. Pippen said, his staff went easy on him. He told the Columbus Dispatch that the lane opens up pretty wide for the President when he drives. Tonight's Other Games Los Angeles Clippers (3-2) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (2-2) 10:30 p.m./TNT Damian Lillard makes his national TV debut on the bright lights of TNT. Lillard has taken the NBA by storm in his first four games, averaging 19.3 points per game shooting 40.6 percent. The Trail Blazers are using Lillard heavily and he is delivering in this early part of the season. Are you ready to meet Mr. Chris Paul, Damian? [follow]
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Could the Eagles release LeSean McCoy?

AEG: Inglewood stadium would be a terrorism target

Former Knick Anthony Mason dies at age 48

Report: Blackhawks, Caps discussed Patrick Sharp trade

Giancarlo Stanton was 'angered' over $325 million offer

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Colts, Cardinals, Cowboys interested in Adrian Peterson?

How much will Rousey and Zingano make for their fight?

Browns agree to three-year deal with Josh McCown

Bulls general manager expects Derrick Rose back in 4-6 weeks

Ray Allen reportedly will not sign with Cavaliers if he returns

Shane Vereen squashes rumor he wants $5 million per season

Kentucky raffling off Wildcats-themed motorcycle

WATCH: Montrezl Harrell throws down monster alley-oop

WATCH: Tyler Hansbrough, Festus Ezeli ejected for fight

WATCH: Russell Westbrook literally gets dent in his face

WATCH: Knicks' Alexey Shved tosses wild pass into stands

Ten players ready to make the leap in 2015

WATCH: Reggie Bush says he won't quit football

PHOTO: ECHL team will wear Dr. Seuss jerseys

Report: Baron Davis in talks to join a contending team

Earl Lloyd and basketball’s cruel February

Pirates issue statement about ISIS executioner in team hat

WATCH: Dress debate threatens to derail Brooklyn Nets’ season

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Could Eagles release LeSean McCoy?

AEG plays dirty with Inglewood stadium

Anthony Mason dies at age 48

Westbrook got dent in his cheek

Earl Lloyd and basketball’s cruel February

WATCH: Barkley rips analytics again

A-Rod: A con man returns to baseball

Bostick death threats show why some fans take sports too seriously

Russell Westbrook is surging into the MVP conversation

Five-round NFL Mock Draft

Key offseason moves for every MLB team

Rousey, Arianny Celeste get into it

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.